Fox Benches 'Ben & Kate', 'Hell's Kitchen' to Air Tuesday at 8PM

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January 23rd, 2013

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HELL’S KITCHEN Starts Cooking Tuesday, March 12

Special One-Hour Episodes of Raising Hope Air Tuesdays

Including January 29, February 5 and February 26

All-New Episodes of New Girl Continue at 9:00 PM ET/PT,

Followed by All-New Installments of The Mindy Project at 9:30 PM ET/PT

FOX announces revisions to its Tuesday night lineup, as well as the season premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN on Tuesday, March 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).


On Tuesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Tuesday, Feb. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesday, Feb. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), FOX will air all-new one-hour episodes of Raising Hope, followed by all-new episodes of New Girl (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and The Mindy Project (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) in their regularly scheduled time periods. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, as previously announced, encore episodes of Raising Hope (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) and New Girl (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) will air, followed by the STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (9:00-10:30 PM ET/live in all time zones). On Tuesday, Feb. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), an all-new episode of Raising Hope leads off the night, followed by an encore of New Girl (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), and all-new installments of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and The Mindy Project (9:30 PM ET/PT).


In the special one-hour episode of RAISING HOPE airing Tuesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) tie the knot. Then, as a wedding gift from Barney (Gregg Binkley), the Chance family heads off to Los Angeles to watch the taping of Hope’s (Baylie and Rylie Cregut) favorite TV show. On an all-new episode of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), Schmidt (Max Greenfield) falls for a beautiful woman (guest star Brooklyn Decker), while Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick’s (Jake Johnson) relationship takes a surprising turn. On a brand-new episode of The Mindy Project (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Mindy (Mindy Kaling) finally thinks she’s met the perfect guy (guest star BJ Novak).


Tuesday nights heat up this spring when Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for the Season 11 premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN on Tuesday, March 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by all-new episodes of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and The Mindy Project (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). In the hit cooking competition series, aspiring restaurateurs are put through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win a life-changing grand prize. Each week on HELL’S KITCHEN, the contestants will brave Chef Ramsay and his fiery command in the kitchen as they compete in rigorous culinary challenges and dinner services. In each episode, the losing team will put two contestants on the chopping block, and Ramsay will eliminate one chef. Only those who can handle the heat in the kitchen will earn a coveted black jacket and continue to compete for the ultimate prize. HELL’S KITCHEN is produced by ITV Studios America in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers.


The one-hour season finale of RAISING HOPE will air on a special night Thursday, March 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following American Idol (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).


FOX’s upcoming Tuesday night schedule, plus the special Thursday night season finale of RAISING HOPE is as follows (all times are ET/PT except where noted):


Tuesday, Jan. 29

8:00-9:00 PM RAISING HOPE (Special One-Hour Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL



Tuesday, Feb. 5

8:00-9:00 PM RAISING HOPE (Special One-Hour Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL



Tuesday, Feb. 12

8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE (encore)

8:30-9:00 PM NEW GIRL (encore)

9:00-10:30 PM STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (ET/live in all time zones)


Tuesday, Feb. 19


8:30-9:00 PM NEW GIRL (encore)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL



Tuesday, Feb. 26

8:00-9:00 PM RAISING HOPE (Special One-Hour Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL



Tuesday, March 5

8:00-10:00 PM American Idol (ET Live/PT tape-delayed; Special Night)


Tuesdays, beginning March 12

8:00-9:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL



Thursday, March 28

8:00-9:00 PM American Idol (ET Live/PT tape-delayed)

9:00-10:00 PM RAISING HOPE (One-Hour Season Finale)



[EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Ben And Kate will return with all-new episodes at a later date.]

[EDITOR’S NOTE 2: Glee is preempted on Thursday, March 28.]


  • Mike

    Ugh. Ben & Kate was my favorite new comedy this season. So unique and weird. Ah well, same stuff, different day as far as the ratings game goes.

  • Cyrax86

    Poor Raising Hope (kinda) getting the Happy Endings treatment.

    Just how much of a disaster is The Goodwin Games if they couldn’t pair it with Raising Hope?!

  • victor hugo

    no surprise here

  • hope

    basicly make sense..except the thursday one…are they seriously gonna air the finale after nearly a month break?


  • chrisss

    So where does that leave Goodwin Games? Wednesdays 9.30pm later in the season? Summer burn off?

  • rob60990

    So Hell’s Kitchen will go against ABC’s The Taste for I believe just its season finale.

  • Cyrax86

    @chrisss, Two weeks ago at TCA the network chief did say GG will most likely appear during the Summer, they don’t have faith in it.

  • Oliver

    Perhaps the strong ratings for The Taste which pushed them over the line towards finally cancelling Ben and Kate.


    Either summer burn-off or it’ll never air.

  • GARebelman

    Gordon Ramsay to the rescue for FOX. I had a feeling they’d put the show much earlier than summer due to how horrid their season has been!

  • Lela

    What a mess. Have to say only watch 2 shows on Fox now and they aren’t the comedies. Used to keep my dial tuned to Fox everynight. sigh

  • Joe

    Why is FOX burning off Raising Hope? That show does pretty well considering its timeslot. If anything, they should burn off Mindy and move Hope back to 9:30.

  • Mike

    Is this bad news for Raising Hope too?

  • Cyrax86

    @Joe, Raising Hope gets renewed anyway for a 4th season while they still want to salvage at least one freshman comedy, plus RH has 22 episodes this year while I believe TMP got a 24-order.

  • Tommy

    This is ridiculous. Why is FOX keeping the comedies at 9 where they will continue to compete with “The New Normal,” “Go On,” and “Happy Endings”? Had they moved them to 8 they might off actually stood a chance of gaining ratings again…

  • Alex

    So Fox really don’t like Goodwin Games then…

    Not a hugely surprising move this. Ben & Kate clearly wasn’t working. I’m not sure a double bill of Raising Hope is going to improve things much though. Nor do I think putting Hell’s Kitchen up against The Voice on NBC is an especially great strategy. We’ll see what happens though.

  • Steven

    I don’t take this as bad news for Raising Hope. It only needs one more season until syndication so I don’t see Fox getting rid of it. It’s produced by Fox as well.

  • Oliver

    They aren’t “burning off” Raising Hope, it’s just how their scheduling has fallen out. It needs a fourth season for syndication anyway.


    Happy Endings is gone from the slot in March and it’s likely Go On will be gone too.

  • DW

    no comedies on tuesday. no ones watching.

  • Rebecca

    Just to air all its episodes, I think, before Hell’s Kitchen returns. RH will survive.
    At this point I’m enjoying Mindy more than BAK but I still liked BAK. Oh well, I’m not surprised by the benching. I hope the remaining episodes will air some time.

  • DW

    no raising hope next season. its done. major revamping from fox next season.

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